2009 Commemorates the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River by the Englishman Hendrick Hudson. Sailing under contract to the Dutch East India Trading Company, the Half Moon and its crew of 20 entered the mouth of the river in the Fall of 1609 in search of a northeast trade passage to the Orient. Hudson sailed upriver as far as present-day Albany before turning back in failure, but claiming all of the surrounding territory for the Dutch.
The James Douglas Gallery is the publisher of several Hudson Quadricentennial images, including the official poster for the New Netherland Museum’s replica ship Half Moon. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any products containing this image go directly to support this non-profit floating museum and its mission of education through adventure.